A. Greg Raymond

The Bog Swing Band

John Kascht, Conan O'Brien, Bog Swing Band, and Pappy Biondo


So I’m still fixated on this project I just wrapped up. It is out of my hands and safely in those of The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. I am eager to share the link when it posts on the NPG’s website. It was seven months of working away from home trying to narrate, visually, John Kascht’s truly unique perspective of Conan O’Brien. Piecing together a dialogue with moving pictures was a challenge and I am grateful, as is John, for the support we had from the local creative community. The Bog Swing Band (find them as The Bog Country Band here) supplied the majority of the soundtrack to the film, and Pappy Biondo added a key musical element with his kazoo recording of a song that was written by the lead from the Swing Band, Roy Williams. Please support and encourage them.